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Old 09-07-2003, 11:37 AM   #1
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Question Trouble burning DVD with Lite-on LDW-401S


I have got some problems with my lite-on LDW-401S... it goes like this:

I got my LDW-401S and before i burned anything i updated the firmware with a file from and it worked fine.
Then i burned some crap on the DVD+RW (packaged with the burner) with Nero and went fine ... no problemo.
But then i wanted to see if I could burn DVD+RW in linux, but it didn't succeed. This message shows when i try to blank the disk with cdrecord/dvdrecord:
root@sweety:~# dvdrecord -blank=all -dev=0,0,0
dvdrtools v0.1.4
Portions (c) 2002-2003 Ark Linux <>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
this program; see the file COPYING. If not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
Based on:
Cdrecord 1.11a15 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2001 Jörg Schilling
scsidev: '0,0,0'
scsibus: 0 target: 0 lun: 0
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.25
Using libscg version 'bero-0.5a'
dvdrecord: Warning: using inofficial version of libscg (bero-0.5a
'@(#)scsitransp.c 1.81 01/04/20 Copyright 1988,1995,2000 J.
Schilling').Device type : Removable CD-ROMVersion : 0
Response Format: 2
Capabilities :
Vendor_info : 'LITE-ON '
Identifikation : 'DVD+RW LDW-401S '
Revision : 'ES0G'
Device seems to be: Generic mmc2 DVD-ROM.
Using generic SCSI-3/mmc CD-R driver (mmc_cdr).
Supported modes: TAO PACKET SAO SAO/R96P SAO/R96R RAW/R16 RAW/R96P RAW/R96R
Starting to write CD/DVD at speed 15 in write mode for single session.
Last chance to quit, starting real write in 0 seconds. Operation starts.
dvdrecord: Input/output error. blank unit: scsi sendcmd: no error
CDB: A1 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
status: 0x2 (CHECK CONDITION)
Sense Bytes: 70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0A 00 00 00 00 30 05 00 00
Sense Key: 0x5 Illegal Request, Segment 0
Sense Code: 0x30 Qual 0x05 (cannot write medium - incompatible format) Fru 0x0
Sense flags: Blk 0 (not valid)
cmd finished after 0.000s timeout 9600s
dvdrecord: Cannot blank disk, aborting.

I've tryed different parameters and tryed burning an iso-file.
I've both tryed with a 2.4.21 kernel and a 2.4.22 and the message is the same...
I have no trouble burning CD-RW in linux with the same burner.
I've tryed all kinds of stuff, but nothing seems to work. I would really appreciate some help with this one

Greetings from Rune 'fusty' Hansen
Old 10-11-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
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wow I haven't had a problem like that. I'm currently using cdrecord-ProDVD with xcdroast on Slackware 9.1 without a hitch. If you're interested in my config for cdrecord-ProDVD well here it is.

I downloaded the latest binary of cdrecord-ProDVD and placed it as:

After that I downloaded the and placed it as:

For some reason even though the LiteON is setup for scsi emulation X-CD-Roast detects it as an ATAPI device , but just to be safe follow the config instructions here.

My first successful burn was with the generic SCSI-3/mmc-3 DVD+R driver, I haven't tried the check media option unfortunately since I only have the single DVD+R that came in the retail box.

Under advanced options, I have both "Allow overburning" and "Ignore medium size" selected. You may want to try your own configuration out as well.

Thats my experience with this LiteON model. Good Luck!

Last edited by graywind; 10-11-2003 at 03:48 PM.


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